The articles below are available on our partner site: Psychopharmacology Institute
Video presentations on antipsychotic agents
These are short video lectures highlighting the key clinical features of this class of drugs.
A brief introduction to general concepts: definitions and differences between typical and atypical agents.
Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia: A Clinical Overview
The effects of antipsychotics on positive, negative and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia.
The use of antipsychotic agents for the treatment of different phases of bipolar disorder: mania, depression and as maintenance treatment.
An overview of the dopamine theory of schizophrenia, the effects of antipsychotics on dopamine pathways and other non-dopamine mechanisms.
Summary of acute abnormal movements: akathisia, parkinsonism, dystonia.
Second Generation Antipsychotics (Atypicals)
This section includes mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics and indications of the most commonly prescribed antipsychotics.
- Mechanism of action